India's heaviest communication satellite launched

Louise Duffy | 30-09-2012

India's heaviest communication satellite GSAT-10 was successfully launched by an Ariane-5 rocket from French Guiana, according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The 3,400kg GSAT-10, which will have an operational life of around 15 years, will be ready for operational use by November 2012 after successful completion of all tests.

It will be placed along with INSAT-4A and GSAT-12 satellites, and will add to ISRO's existing own transponder capacity of 168.